By Charles Phillips. Esq., A.B. One of Her Majesty’s Commissioners of the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors. Fifth edition 1857. Published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. Dedication to Lord Brougham and Vaux, dated London, October 1850, the date of the third edition. Preface to both third and fourth editions contained within. John Philpot Curran (1750 - 1817) was an Irish politician, orator, lawyer and judge, as well as an extraordinary wit and poet. He held the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland between 1801 and 1806. A scarce, fascinating collection of accounts, letters, conversations and people associated with Curran. An engraving of a portrait of him by the leading English portrait painter, Sir Thomas Lawrence PFA FRS, is included as frontispiece.
12mo - 5” x 7.5”. 482pp. Half bound in emerald calf with dark green silk cloth boards. Five raised bands to spine with gilt tooled title and decoration. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Silk ribbon intact. Ink inscription to front free endpaper ‘Henry Turner March 1867’. Silk ribbon intact.
Condition: Good. Both boards with a little water staining and with rubbing to all corners, board edges and spine ends. Damage to bottom edge of front board presenting 3cm deep scuff. Spine fairly tight and pages clean and unmarked.
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